Samsung has hired a futures manager and a pitching coach, demonstrating a commitment to fostering young talent.
Following the appointment of former national team pitcher Chung Dae-hyun as the new head coach of the Futures, Samsung plans to hire a pitching coach for the Futures team from outside the organization.
Samsung’s team ERA this season is 4.60, the lowest among the 10 clubs. The Future Team also posted a 5.32 ERA, ranking fourth in the Southern League. In recent years, the team has assembled young and talented pitchers through the draft, but they have not developed as expected.
With player development as his top priority, Lee Jong-yeol has signaled an overhaul of the Future Team’s coaching staff and has decided to hand over the reins to Dongsan University pitching coach Jung Dae-hyun.
Dae-hyun Chung, who made his professional debut in 2001 after playing at Gunsan Sanghoe and Kyung Hee University, earned a reputation as one of the best submarine pitchers in the KBO, compiling a career record of 46 wins, 29 losses, 106 saves and 121 holds (2.21 ERA) while playing for SK and Lotte.
Chung’s value to the Futures was even more evident on the international stage. He was a standout performer at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, the inaugural World Baseball Classic (WBC) in 2006, the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the second World Baseball Classic (WBC) in 2009, the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games, and the third WBC in 2013.
After retiring from active duty, Jung received coaching training with the Seibu Lions of the Nippon Professional Baseball Organization in 2018 and has been the pitching coach at Dong-A University since December 2018. 먹튀검증토토사이트 He has been recognized for his coaching skills by serving as the pitching coach for the national teams at the Tokyo Olympics and Hangzhou Asian Games.
With the hiring of Chung, Samsung plans to bring in another pitching coach from outside the organization. Chung is a well-known left-hander who will serve as the pitching coach for the Future Team.
Meanwhile, Lee Jong-yeol plans to introduce state-of-the-art equipment such as bio-mechanics and drive lines to maximize the development effect.
“For pitchers, I don’t know how we’ve done it so far, but we’ll use bio-mechanics to collect data once or twice a week and hold coaching staff meetings based on the data to gradually develop (players’ abilities),” he said.
“We’re trying to bring the American drive line system over here and make it stick. It doesn’t matter how good the equipment is if you can’t analyze the data properly and apply it to the players. We are also planning to bring in specialized personnel.”